Launched in 2011, The Bard’s Not That Hard is the perfect way to introduce, or rediscover, the inspiring world of William Shakespeare. Together we'll explore why his remarkable plays are still being performed 400 years on.

Delivered by theatre professionals, GSC’s practical evening classes are designed to help you discover The Bard in a fun and supportive environment.

"A truly special term, there was a real sense of friendship and community created"

Together, we explore Shakespeare’s great plays through close reading, group discussion and practical exercises in our professional rehearsal room. No experience of Shakespeare or acting necessary and all ages welcome.

This is not an acting class but there will be tea and biscuits!

The Bard's Not That Hard meet on a Tuesday evening, 7pm - 9pm, in the rehearsal room at GSC HQ.


Summer Term: Shakespeare's Sonnets

17 April - 22 May (6 week term)

Explore the beauty and form of Shakespeare's sonnets over this short (yet sweet) Summer Term. Read some of the bard's most famous poems, before bringing your favourites to read. Matt Pinches, our co-founder, will explain how he chooses sonnets for our annual Birthday Bash, before you create your own around our professional rehearsal space.

Spaces are strictly limited, so apply now to avoid disappointment. Simply fill in the online form below and pay the deposit to secure your place.

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Course Fee: £96 

TBNTH Taster: Love's Labour's Lost

Tuesday 5 June, 7-9pm

Fancy seeing what all the fuss is about? Come and join us for a one-off taster session of The Bard's Not Hard, as we look ahead to our Summer Season. In this special class, we'll explore our open-air production of Love's Labours Lost, Shakespeare's dazzling celebration of young love. Read key scenes and learn more about the characters and story. The perfect introduction to the class, the play and our company.

This session is only £5!  Simply fill in the online form below to secure your place.

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Previous terms have included

Antony & Cleopatra

Julius Caesar

Henry IV

1616: The Year Shakespeare Died

The Winter's Tale

A Midsummer Night's Dream

King Lear

Henry V

Twelfth Night


The Taming of the Shrew


The Sonnets

The Merchant of Venice


Dualogue Masterclass

...and Eagle Radio recordings.

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